Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne Are Distant Cousins
Published Sep 03, 2019This past weekend was a very exciting one for fans of Canadian pop culture, as Justin Bieber revealed he has familial ties to fellow Ontario-born stars Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne.
Sharing some Ancestry.com results, it turns out the Oscar-nominated actor Gosling is actually Bieber's 11th cousin once removed, while Lavigne is his 12th cousin.
Bieber's 11th great-grandparents are Gosling's 10th great-grandparents, with Lavigne's slightly more immediate family branching off from Bieber's third cousin nine times removed.
If you're wondering what relation that makes Gosling and Lavigne, so are we, and we have no idea how to figure out the family tree and our heads already hurt.
Nevertheless, Lavigne seemed pleasantly surprised by Bieber's discovery, joking in the comments (or hopefully not joking) that she would host Christmas dinner this year.
See the results of Bieber's lineage-tracing experiment below. As he puts it, "it seems super legit it's on ancestry.com."